Kent McAlister and His Band
Unorthodox Roots Country from Vancouver BC
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Kent McAlister’s “traditional-yet-unorthodox” brand of music stays true to the Roots-Country genre but seamlessly incorporates a number of rule-bending influences such as acoustic punk, traditional jazz, and Spanish flavours. By fusing all of these elements with his witty lyrical observations, McAlister creates songs definitely worth remembering.
Kent McAlister & His Band are regular "road warriors" and have quickly established themselves as favorites across Western Canada's touring circuit. Their busy performance schedule has seen them share the stage with the likes of Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans, Fred Eaglesmith, Magnolia Electric Co. and Johnny Cash's legendary band, The Tennessee Three. Watch for them at your local venue soon, and stay tuned for the soon-to-be-released follow up to 2004's Memory Replacer.
Kent McAlister's debut album, Memory Replacer is distributed through Festival. It is available at all major retail outlets across Canada, as well as your local independent music store which appreciates your support.
"A clever wordsmith with a well-wrought, light sense of humour." - The Vancouver Province
"McAlister's stuff is fresh and inventive..." - Corb Lund
"Kent McAlister has enough of a grasp of traditional roots and country music to not be enslaved by it - he can bend the rules to suit his own purposes...so this is yet another Canadian to look out for" - Americana UK
"...a great mix of old school Country music with an old fashioned urban sensibility to it as well. It's like that perfect pair of boots that you can go hiking in, and still polish up for a night on the town." - Red Cat Records
"...music that goes down like the easy-smoked flavour of expensive bourbon." - FFWD Magazine
|Craig McCaul||bass||2003-Name Change|
|Kent McAlister||2003-Name Change|
|Brendan Krieg||Drums||2007-Name Change|